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L: Artist Pins by Jennifer Long, 2016 R: Blanket Forts by Crazy Dames, 2016

L: Artist Pins by Jennifer Long, 2016 R: Blanket Forts by Crazy Dames, 2016

SEPTEMBER 3, 2016, 7-11pm
Giardino Dell’ArteCultura, Florence

An evening of art, installation, video and performance
Curated by Crazy Dames and Creative People in Florence

PLACE MAKING // FARE SPAZIO invites artists and performers to reflect on the role of public space, seeking to develop new ideas for the ways in which we design, interact, and play with our city.   The evening will include participatory art works, installation, video projection and performance by diverse artists selected through an open call, as well as a workshop lead by the Canadian artist duo Crazy Dames. 

ARTISTS INCLUDE: Jessica Russo ScherrRmogrl OttantunoventiMartino Di Napoli RampollaVictoria DeBlassieMehrnaz RohbakhshSaba Giani (OCAD U Alumni)Cat Bluemke (OCAD U Alumni)David HartonoSpasic SanjaAnna Rose, Alex McLeod (OCAD U Alumni), Luke Painter (OCAD U Faculty), Jamie McMillan (OCAD U Alumni), Jennifer Long (OCAD U Photo Faculty), Mike McDonnell, Trudy Perks, Ursula Handleigh (OCAD U Photo Alumni), Jennie Suddick (OCAD U Faculty) and Sara Udow

Opportunities: Apply Now!

Residency in Nepal: July 25th Deadline

Photo Kathmandu is very pleased to invite 6 artists to Nepal for a period of 4 weeks to come together and explore intersections between photography, sound, video, writing, performance, poetry and other mediums. The festival encourages artists to experiment, collaborate and respond to each other and the historic city of Patan. Artists will live together in Patan, and work with the residency curator Mabubur Rahman (Bangladesh) to create a site-specific body of work that will be included in the main exhibition program of Photo Kathmandu 2016.

Artists will be provided shared accommodation in Patan and a daily meal stipend. They will be provided a shared work space and a production budget for the final site-specific installation. Artists are required to make their own travel arrangements to and from Kathmandu and arrive by 19th September. Residency accommodation will be provided until 28th October which is the end of the main programming week of the festival.


Outdoor Arts Festival in Florence – Deadline July 31, 2016

Creative People in Florence and Crazy Dames are organizing a unique one-evening outdoor arts festival and are looking for participants to respond to the theme of ‘place making.’ We welcome proposals form artists and performers to share temporary public works or lead workshops connected to community building and art in public spaces. Works can speak to ideas connected to social or personal engagement with place – making one’s imprint or finding one’s footing in new environments, highlighting individual’s connections to specific sites, looking at how communities and physical spaces are built or developed, etc.

There are no fees to apply or participate, however participating artists will be required to cover all costs associated with the presentation of their work. Therefore, we suggest applying with ideas for works that take this into consideration, by sharing works in progress, documentation of previous or ongoing projects, or DIY community engagement activities.

Keep in mind that this is an outdoor garden with no walls or structures for hanging/installing. Some equipment for live performances and screening of multimedia work can be supported.

Interested individuals or groups are asked to write a proposal of maximum 250 words outlining the work they would like to share or create, and up to 3 images of relevant work with descriptions.
Application deadline: July 31st, 2016
Send all applications or questions to: thecrazydames@gmail.com
Please indicate if you are will be in Florence on the date of the exhibition.

Crazy Dames is a reclamation and an ode to Jane Jacobs, the seminal urban theorist who was often dismissed as a ‘crazy dame’ by male counterparts. We use the artist’s studio as an experimental lab to test Jacobs’ ‘crazy’ ideas – her focus on people and her tradition of fostering tactical and collaborative approaches to citybuilding. As a collaboration between Jennie Suddick, a visual artist/educator, and Sara Udow, an urban/community/cultural planner, we develop creative, and experiential spaces aimed at generating conversations and new ideas about how we design, interact and play in our cities.

Patch: Deadline Aug 1, 2016 (Toronto Specific Call)

Millions of feet of construction hoarding (the plywood that surrounds construction sites) line our city’s streets – this could be your next canvas.  Take advantage of this unique opportunity to exhibit existing or newly commissioned artwork. Apply to be a PATCH Artist today!

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